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Recent Features

  • A Day at the Races>>

    In the August-September issue of Our Canada, we launched a new magazine department called Celebrations, the aim of which is to shine a spotlight on local festivals and festivities that bring community members together in the spirit of fun, interaction and goodwill. The inspiration for this new department came in the form of a story submission from Mr. Mike Keindel of Devon, Alta. Mike informed us that his tightly knit community has been holding a multi-day celebration every summer for the past 49 years. Aptly named Devon Days, the event transforms the heart of town into a virtual funhouse of entertainment, food and activities for all ages. This summer's edition included the first-ever running of the Devon Days Outhouse Race. As soon as we saw the race photos, we were hooked on Devon's "joie de vivre" and we just had to get Mike's submission into the August-September issue. If you hurry, you can still pick up a copy at larger magazine shops, newsstands and bookstores. In the meantime, have a look at these photos of some of the teams that were competing in the big race.>>

  • Burgers, Shakes and Memories>>

    Mike Lane of Victoria and his wife, Colombe, began reminiscing one day about old-fashioned drive-ins and diners. Mike had fond memories of growing up in West Vancouver in the ‘60s, and heading out to his favourite diner on Friday nights. Where on Vancouver Island could you find such a place these days? He was determined to find out! Read his story in the August-September issue of Our Canada.>>

  • My Life With Buicks>>

    For Keith Horsfall of Alliston, Ont., Buicks have always been a part of his life. The moment he laid eyes on a Buick his father bought in the late 1940s, Keith has never wanted another car. Today, Keith and his wife, Wendy, continue to buy, sell, own and love Buicks. Read his story in the July issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Searching for Canada’s Palm Tree Capital>>

    The historic city of Victoria, B.C., is known for its stunning vistas, but did you know that one of its neighbourhoods, Oak Bay, is billing itself as the “Palm Tree Capital of Canada?” David Lee of Chilliwack, B.C. cruised along Beach Drive on Vancouver Island to find palm trees and simply enjoy a beautiful day! Read his story in the July issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Rhythm of the City>>

    Sean Behnsen of Victoria, B.C., shares his experiences at Rifflandia, a rockin' summer music fest in his hometown. Here are extra photos from his adventures. To read the full story pick up a copy of the June/July issue of Our Canada.>>

  • To Grey Owl's or Bust!>>

    Two friends embark on an unforgettable trek to reach the cabin of the famous (and infamous!) Grey Owl. Tyler Dixon of Calgary shares some of the great shots from his canoe trip with his friend Mike. You can also read their story in the June/July issue of Our Canada magazine.>>

  • Sylvie's Garden>>

    A loving husband honours his wife's memory by preserving the incredible garden they created together. Read the full story by Perry Mastrovito of Laval, Que., in the June/July issue of Our Canada magazine.>>

  • Moulding Young Minds>>

    Fifteen years of working with teens keeps this talented volunteer young. Read Toronto resident John C. Hudspith's story about how he became a volunteer teacher in a high school in the May issue of More of Our Canada and enjoy a few extra shots of his students' work and his own.>>

  • Travelling the Bruce Trail>>

    Thanks to a Father's Day gift, Sylvia Prins of Beamsville, Ont., and her husband George got to experience a little piece of heaven as they traversed Ontario's famed Bruce Trail. Read their story in the May issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Moose on the Loose>>

    Meet Leonardo, an adventurous toy moose who travelled through Italy! You can read about his adventures in the Destinations story by Paul Desjardins of West Kelowna, B.C., in the April/May issue of Our Canada.>>

  • The Evolution of a Bird Nerd>>

    After moving to the country, photographer Jen St. Louis of Elmira, Ont., became a self-confessed bird enthusiast and has the incredible pics to prove it. See her full photo essay in the April/May issue of Our Canada.>>

  • Pioneer Barns: Symbols of Survival>>

    Paying tribute to Canada's early settlers and their stories of arduous struggle to survive, Ernie Faessler of Surrey, B.C., travelled across Canada photographing and then painting the barns hand-built by Canada's pioneers. Ernie then put them together into a book, Barns - From Our Pioneers & Builders of a Nation, with profits going towards leukemia and lymphoma research in memory of his wife Jeane. You can read his story in the March issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Our Travels: Feasting on Maritime Culture>>

    Ed James of Elkhorn, Man., acts as an unofficial tour guide for his friend, Kel Smith, in his home province of Nova Scotia. Read about their adventures visiting places like the French Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton to the Shearwater Aviation Museum in Halifax in the March issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • A Journey of Discovery in Ontario's Royal Botanical Gardens>>

    Nature photographer Kevin Murphy of Burlington, Ont., and his sister, Janice, share their appreciation of Ontario's Royal Botanical Gardens. Read their story in the March issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Collectors: Three Times the Charm>>

    Marilyn Wright of Wasaga Beach, Ont., loves to collect cups and saucers, hummingbirds and Blue Jays paraphernalia! Read her story in the February/March issue of Our Canada. Do you have a collection to share? Send it in today!>>

  • Volunteer Veterinary Team>>

    This caring group travels to low-income communities providing free veterinary services to beloved family pets. Read the story about the Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT) by Chris Robinson of Cambridge, Ont., in the February/March issue of Our Canada.>>

  • Epic Winter Race>>

    Runners and cyclists tackle winter head-on in a 130 kilometre race through southern Manitoba that tests endurance and celebrates resilience! Read Gregory McNeill's story about participating in the race Actif Epica in the February/March issue of Our Canada.>>

  • Our Travels: Twillingate, N.L.>>

    Thinking back to living and working in Twillingate, N.L., Natalie Blackmore Poirier, now of Burnaby, B.C., fondly remembers the stillness and bustling life of the ocean town's winters. Read her story in the January issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Stamped in Memory>>

    Times were tough, but fun - thanks to a new hobby! Read about a stamp collection that kept Cheryl Fiddis of Burnaby, B.C., happily occupied during a difficult time in her youth in the January issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Hannah's Planet>>

    Meet a remarkable young girl who's making the world a better place: Hannah Bywater of Callander, Ont. Read her Cause for Applause story in the January issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Becoming Canadian>>

    It took living in a foreign Western country to drive home what it means to be Canadian for Vivian Chow of Calgary who currently lives in Switzerland. Read her Canadians Abroad story in the January issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Manitoba's Hidden Gem>>

    John Nielsen of Portage la Prairie, Man., loves his hometown. He especially enjoys Crescent Lake and everything Island Park has to offer. Read his story in the January issue of More of Our Canada.>>

  • Celebrate Canada Photo Contest Results & More>>

    Here are the top three winning photos from this year's Celebrate Canada Photo Contest! We've also included a few of our past winning photos for you to enjoy. See the winning photos and runners up in the December/January issue of Our Canada.>>

  • Frozen In Time: Russian Ice Sculptures>>

    One Canadian, Nataliya Bukhanova of Legal, Alta., holds on to her cultural traditions from the old country. Read her story "The Russian Connection" in the December/January issue of Our Canada and enjoy these extra photos from Russian ice towns.>>